The T20 World Cup 2024 Super Eight game between England and South Africa on Friday witnessed a thrilling contest, with Jos Buttler’s incredible flying catch stealing the show.

The Jos Buttler with gloves :

Batting first, Quinton de Kock, the wicketkeeper-batter for South Africa, put up a stellar performance, scoring a 38-ball 65, studded with four boundaries and as many sixes. His powerful knock had the English bowlers in trouble, but Jos Buttler’s brilliant catch brought an abrupt end to De Kock’s innings.


De Kock’s knock set the perfect platform for the Proteas, who were on course to reach a total of at least 180-190. However, the middle-order failed to capitalize on the momentum, with David Miller’s 43 off 28 balls being the only significant contribution.

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Jos Buttler

The rest of the top order batsmen, including Heinrich Klaasen and skipper Aiden Markram, failed to make an impact, with both getting out for single-digit scores.

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Despite not picking up many wickets, England’s bowlers showed great control, preventing the South African batsmen from accelerating their scoring rate. Adil Rashid was instrumental in breaking the back of the South African innings, while Jofra Archer’s pace and precision were too much for the opposition to handle.

In the end, South Africa managed to post 163/6 in their 20 overs, which was a respectable total but not enough to test England’s batting line-up. Jos Buttler’s exceptional catch will be remembered as one of the highlights of the match, showcasing his athleticism and skill with the gloves. As England looks to progress further in the tournament, Jos Buttler’s performances with bat and keeping will be crucial in their quest for success.

By Ritik Sharma

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